Editors Note: This is an except from an article sent to me by James Mcbride. It had a very strong impact on me and I thought you might enjoy it as well. There is a link to the full article which is an election editorial from a bible based viewpoint.
The bed-rock of Bible prophecy, the foundation on which all our futures is built, is the coming ‘new world order’. It is certain. It is ‘in the bag’. It is the imposed direct rule of the Creator, the Kingdom and Family of God, over all mankind.
In coming days ‘…in a moment, in a glance of an eye, at the last trumpet; for a trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall all be changed’ (I Corinthians 15: 52). For, ‘…the Lord Himself shall come down from Heaven with a commanding shout of an archangel’s voice, and with God’s trumpet’ (I Thessalonians 4: 16).
That return of Christ as ‘…King of kings and Lord of lords’ (Revelation 19:16) will herald an unprecedented thousand years of peace and prosperity for all mankind. Making his return a necessity, however, the institutions that underpin civilization will crumble to dust. Destructive forces, a ‘day of darkness and not light’ will engulf us.
We must each heed the warning signs and become spiritually prepared.
Our Place in the World
As Christians our views on polity are in general at odds with the spirit of the times. Let’s heed Paul’s admonition: ’…I urge first of all that petitions, prayers, requests, and thanksgiving be made on behalf of all people, on behalf of kings and all those who are in authority [Gk. preeminence], in order that we may live a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This is good and acceptable before God our Saviour’ (I Timothy 2:1-3).
In other words, don’t panic. Our lives are in God’s safe hands and it is for us to pray—not that our leaders will bring in Utopia—they don’t know how— but for those who control the levers of power that they will so order conditions that we can, until Christ does return, live peaceably and godly. We live in peace, we live in conflict. In either state we are sustained by our loving and caring heavenly Father.